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acroread: ERROR: Cannot find installation directory

August 12th, 2009 4 comments

After last apt-get upgrade on squeeze, I started getting this when starting acroread. In case you get this too, edit your /usr/lib/Adobe/Reader9/bin/acroread-en and sync the $ver assignment on the top to be the same as your /usr/lib/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/AcroVersion.

It seems that debian-multimedia acroread packaging is rather broken; the acroread-en script is provided by acroread-debian-files package which has a random 0.version and is not bound to a particular acroread version, but hardcodes this dependency on a particular acroread-data package version.

Christopher Marillat explained to me that acroread in testing has been removed due to CVE issues. If only the implicit dependency of acroread-debian-files would be hardcoded in the packaging system, things wouldn’t break when such things happen.

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